There was a (belated) birthday party to prepare for our youngest:
|birthday cake - favourite soccer team|
And my own birthday to celebrate:
And another weekend at my course. No wonder I have not managed to finish any sewing project. Even worse: several more samples that have been started at the course last weekend now need finishing, too... However, I really HAVE been sewing quite a bit...
More scrap blocks have been made in different variations:
I have also been playing with machine quilting:
|free motion lines - low to high density|
|vermicelli or squiggle - different scale and density|
|using density to indicate a block|
|Heart created with machine quilting|
In the course machine quilting is related to the "texture" module, which is the current subject. So at the weekend there was a lot of paper (mis)used, and different textures (real or visual) discussed and created. Since then I haven't been able to look anywhere without seeing texture! So I have been photographing textures as well... loads of them (my new phone - with camera - has been used a lot)! I won't bore you with all those pictures, but I have to sneak in a few; there have been some rather interesting ones:
I can see how they might lead to some new ideas...
And finally, on this holiday Monday, some progress on the bag:
|first bag panel quilted - threads to be tidied...|